Sunday, May 23, 2010

Return from Market


I have returned from Minneapolis after two days of pounding the cheap carpet-covered pavement. Over the next week I'll compile my notes and gather photos from other attendees to post here. In addition, the JEEBER HEAD has started a post of his own on Blogger, and soon he'll be blogging about his life as Leader of the Jeeber People and his experiences amongst a world of humans.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Light at the End of the Tunnel / Leaving on a Jet Plane

WHEW! A little over 24 hours before I board a plane for Newark Airport. Still haven't packed; still doing laundry, dishes, watering the plants and getting it all together for Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis on Friday!!

Here's a sneak peak at some of the item's I'll be promoting at market... weeks of work that I hope will pay off! I'll keep you posted... no pun intended!


The bag is made from all four prints in the JEEPERS CREEPERS Collection. The "white" fabric, the eyes, and the skeletons all glow-in-the-dark. The inside is lined in the new BLACK color of my Rock Candy, and the inside pocket has one of the Skeletoons characters embroidered on it. The pattern is the MESSENGER BAG from Hoodie's Collection, available online.


I have had the two fabrics -- the lining which is a vintage barkcloth and the iridescent home-dec outer fabric for years -- and finally I realized my vision. The addition of the toffee colored suede was a last minute inspiration when I was considering the third fabric to compliment the first two. This piece truly met my expectations and went way beyond my vision -- I just DIG when that happens! Pattern is Hoodie's Collection Messenger Bag.


The hats, an infant/toddlers size, are an original pattern that I drafted. The top hat is a piece to coordinate with the Blast Off! vest that was posted earlier on my blog. The sea turtles -- or HONU -- are from my Surf's Up! collection by Michael Miller Fabrics. I can't wait to show these to some of the boutiques on the island as an exclusive product that will be available only here on Maui!

This hat is lined in pinwale corduroy, and all have been washed to distress the garment and to fray the edges for a pre-worn look.